Niggles, compounded by heat and short cooling-off periods, mean visitors may be short of pace options.
Maxwell smashes 90 off 43 balls, including eight sixes, to set up Punjab’s total of 231; Chennai fall short by 44 runs.
His performance in last year's IPL fast-tracked Mohit Sharma to international cricket.
IPL defending champions give cricketers from capital call up for a two-day camp in Baroda.
100 runs were scored in the last six overs of the South African innings.
Haryana were bowled out for 155,leaving Punjab a paltry target of 135 to chase.
It is reliably learnt that Dhoni wants Zaheer's expertise to be used in the Proteas tour.
In 2009,just six months after his first-class debut,Kulkarni toured New Zealand with India.
Mohit has started off well this season,taking seven wickets in the first two Ranji Trophy matches.
The Little Master had words for praise for Mohit,Patel,Hooda,Rana,Joginder and Jayant.